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The Great Miami Youth Miracle League
Our mission is to create accessible and healthy opportunities for special needs youth to be physically active and live their dream of playing baseball in a safe, fun, and accepting environment.
At The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields we remove the barriers that keep children with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field. Since a main barrier for special needs children arises from the natural grass and dirt fields, Miracle League players play on a custom-designed, synthetic turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assertive devices while helping to prevent injuries for all players.
The Miracle League is more than just playing a game, but it is also about making friends, building self-esteem, and being treated just like everyone else.
Our in-game experience is unlike any other! Players get to feel like they're in the "Big Leagues" with announcers, walk-up music, sound effects, live cameras and motion graphics all on huge LED video boards!
We use a "Buddy" system - pairing each player with a peer or friend to assist them throughout the game. Each "Buddy" focuses on providing their teammate with an encouraging, safe environment in which their efforts produce success in each facet of the game. The result is a bond that forever connects them as teammates.
This is not just a place that we go to on the weekends to relax and have a good time. This is a family, made up of hundreds of loving, caring, genuine people with one goal in mind...that "Every kid, with every challenge, gets every chance to play baseball"!
Through a Player's Eyes
Levi Packer, one of our youth league participants, and his parents experience tremendous joy by participating in our Great Miami Valley YMCA Youth League. Thanks to our friends at Ameritas for sharing Levi's story.
Joe "Super Buddy" Weisman
The real joy comes from seeing these kids smile, Even the most [severely disabled] kids get something out of it, you know? And if you can just see them smile, it just tears you up. You know that you're going to be back, because it's like anything that you get joy from. And I think we get more out of than they do.